David Smith

Male29 March 1782–2 July 1823

Brief Life History of David

When David Smith was born on 29 March 1782, in Whately, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Jonathan Smith, was 39 and his mother, Abigail Chauncey, was 33. He married Betsey Hill about 1799, in Whately, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 2 July 1823, in his hometown, at the age of 41.

Photos and Memories (2)

Do you know David? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

David Smith
Betsey Hill
Marriage: about 1799
Obed Smith
Martin Smith
Miranda Smith

Sources (5)

  • David Smith in entry for Obed Smith, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • David Smith in entry for Obed Smith and Phalena Leonard, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • David Smith in entry for Obed Smith, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1799Whately, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1783 · A Free America

    Age 1

    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 4

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 12

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes, plowshares, and other domestic articles, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons, and armor. This is also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .

    English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .

    Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Story Highlight

    David Smith

    BIRTH 29 Mar 1782 Whately, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA DEATH 2 Jul 1823 (aged 41) West Whately, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA BURIAL West Whately Cemetery Whately, Franklin County, Massa …

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.